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Rosalind Brown


Rosalind Brown
NA Downpatrick
Registered Trust: South Eastern Trust
Phone: 028 44 612414
Ages: 0-4, 4-14
Opening Details: Mon- Fri 7.30 – 5.30
Vacancies: Yes

Pre- school / after school


Cost Information: Daily and hourly rates
Payment Types: Cash / cheque /childcare vouchers
Drop Offs: By negotiation
Activities:

Toys, large outdoor play areas and gardens. Books, puzzles, bricks, dolls houses, garages, farms, dressing up, art/craft, national Trust member, homework support , rhyme time, M and T


Support Groups: Downpatrick network

BSC DEGREE IN MANAGEMENT,NVQ 3 Childrens care Learning and Development , JEB level 3 in Education Principles and Practice.Paediatric First Aid
Safeguardig children


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Other Information:

Friendly home environment. One to one care .Opportunity to mix with children from 1 yr to 14 yrs


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Minimum Standards

CHILDMINDING AND DAYCARE FOR CHILDREN UNDER AGE 12

The ‘Minimum Standards’ were launched in July 12 as a means of providing a consistent level of quality for all childminding and daycare services and to ensure a consistent regional approach to registration and inspection.

There are 2 documents relating to Minimum Standards:

  1. Childminding and DayCare for Children under age 12 – Minimum Standards – July 12
  2. Childminding and DayCare for Children under age 12 – Minimum Standards – IMPLEMENTATION GUIDANCE – July 13

 

 

HMRC

Got a lot of questions about tax, National Insurance, business records and expenses?

This course will build your confidence by guiding you through everything you need to know to get started. There are useful tips from others who have been where you are now and practical case studies to help you along the way.

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/courses/syob2/ni_cma/index.htm

HMRC is offering free online seminars (webinars) in August for people who are either thinking of becoming a childminder or who are already childminding.

The webinar is a basic guide to key tax and National Insurance issues affecting self-employed childminders.  It explains how to register with HMRC, what expenses are allowable and how to keep records.

In addition you will be able to get answers to your own questions.

The webinar lasts for about an hour and as long as you have internet access you can take part from wherever suits you.  You can use a laptop, iPad, iPhone or Android phone/tablet.  Use the links below to register:

August 7th 7.30pm - CLICK HERE

August 19th 7.30pm - CLICK HERE

New Research Launched

Childminding in Northern Ireland:  an exploration of practice, quality and the impact of vertical placements on children.

This exciting study is as a result of the first time any research has been carried out on childminding in Northern Ireland.

Addressing the quality of care, the benefits and difficulties of vertical grouping (i.e children of different ages being cared for together).

The study also provides a profile of childminders in terms of age, gender, qualifications held and access to training and support.

It's two overall aims are :

  • To ascertain the impacts on children of vertical grouping.
  • To explore issues of practice and quality within childminding in Northern Ireland.

To read the full report Click Here

Childminding Policies

All registered Childminders must have a range of Policies in place to ensure good practice.

NICMAs policies are available to download FREE OF CHARGE from the Members section of our website as part of NICMA membership OR purchase a full pack of 29 Policies, a template ‘Statement of Purpose’ and NEW Risk Assessment & Fire Log Booklet for non members costing £25 DEDUCTABLE from your first year’s Membership Fee.

Click here for information on which policies have been updated.

Click here for information on Employers Liability Insurance.

Click here for an order form. (pdf)

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Minimum Standards Training

Training on Childminding and Day Care for Children Under Age 12 - The Minimum Standards and Childminding Inspection Process

NICMA & the Trust Early Years teams are currently delivering training sessions as above. You will receive a letter inviting you

to attend according to your inspection date.

It is essential that you attend on the date offered so that you can understand what the standards mean to you as a

childminder as well as understanding the inspection process.

Read on....